Puebla Cathedra, Puebla

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Overlooking the main square in the World Heritage-listed Puebla, Puebla Cathedra dominates its surroundings. Although construction of this church began as early as 1575, the structure wasn't completely finished until the late 17th century. Admire the imposing structure, known for its two uneven towers, the tallest in Mexico. Boasting a mix of Renaissance and Baroque styles, the church features fourteen lavishly decorated chapels. Use our Puebla travel route planner to visit Puebla Cathedra on your trip to Puebla, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a great neoclassical cathedral. In 1575 the architect Francisco Becerra was entrusted.This temple was dedicated to the Immaculate Conception and consecrated on April 18, 1649.
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  • It is a very ineresante place, with one of the largest organs of the Mexican republic, they touch it at masses, the solemn Mass is officiating the bishop on Sundays at 10:00 hrs. It has many paintings and religious images from the time of the colony.
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  • It's a beautiful cathedral! and when they ring their bells to the skin it becomes enlivened with emotion, its history, just observing it fills us with pride.... it's worth going in and touring it with the family or just going for a walk and contemplating every corner there.
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  • Simply amazing. Love the purple color on the façade and all golden details on the inside. Nice to visit on a Sunday afternoon while all vendors and city life are happening.
  • Possibly the best maintained historical church south of Mexico City. Well worth a visit to see. Or, better yet to attend a Mass!
  • Big, old, dark cathedral. If cathedrals are your thing, go for it. I am of the NAFC (not another ... church) persuasion. The question is always...if the people are hungry, sick and dirt poor, why would you spend so much of your resources of this ridiculous overblown building? Certainly doesn't jive with Christian principles but gives bishops bragging rights.
  • Lovely Cathedral with a great relaxing park next to it. Personally, I found the Chapel a few blocks away more interesting.
  • This cathedral was amaxing to see both inside and out. We actually found the interior more impressive than the famed gold chirch that's also in Puebla (but perhaps because we saw a better gold church in tepozatlan). The outside of the cathedral looks far more amazing at night when all the lights come on. In fact, all of puebla, and many other mexican cities, look a lot better at night. The fountain actoss from the cathedral is another amazing sight, especially at night.
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